Nature, Lady Luck, and Karma have a way of rewarding us with fun surprises when we least expect them. We believe that looking at photos of food is a great way to pass the time, especially as an appetizer before your next hearty meal. That’s why our gastronomic geniuses here at Bored Panda have cooked up this fun list of people winning the food lottery.

From gigantic lettuces the size of a teen and massive lemons bigger than cans of soft drinks to packs containing two ice-cream cones instead of one, we’ve got the luckiest winners who played the Food Wheel of Fortune without even realizing it. Remember to upvote your fave photos as you continue scrolling.

What’s your biggest food lottery win, dear Pandas? Let us know in the comments. Hungry for more food surprises? Be sure to check out Bored Panda’s earlier two articles about them right here and here.

We can't expect to constantly win the food lottery or any lottery in life for that matter. British environmental psychologist and well-being consultant Lee Chambers walked Bored Panda through various strategies on how to deal with uncertainty in life, talked about why it's problematic to believe we always have good or bad luck, and gave some spot-on advice about why we should opt for a healthier diet and try to avoid fast food. You'll find our full in-depth interview with him below, Pandas.

#1

This Big Lettuce

This Big Lettuce

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hyperunknown
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2 months ago

I'm glad you lettuce know!

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Psychologist Lee noted that we have to learn to embrace the fact that uncertainty is a part of life. There's no running away from it. Compassion, acceptance, mindfulness, reflection, and healthy routines help us deal with uncertainty better. "When we are looking to become more tolerant of uncertainty in life, the first step we need to take is to accept that uncertainty is part of human life. As a species, we love control and predictable patterns, and have a strong response to uncertainty as a potential threat, as this is what has kept us alive as we've evolved," he told Bored Panda in an interview via email.

"When it comes to becoming more cultured in dealing with uncertainty, there are a number of things we can practice. The first one is to become compassionate with yourself and express your emotions healthily. Whether we write them down, speak about them or soothe ourselves, expressing our feelings and being kind to ourselves helps to dampen the impact of uncertainty, while suppressing our emotions and feelings, or fighting against them, can make uncertainty feel more intense," Lee explained that we have to learn to be compassionate to ourselves and to express what we feel in a healthy, mature way.

#2

Found A Perfect Salt Crystal In My Sea Salt Packet

Found A Perfect Salt Crystal In My Sea Salt Packet

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 months ago

Man, that is satisfying to look at

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#3

A Miracle Has Occurred

A Miracle Has Occurred

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

*GASP* YOU GOT TWINS!!!

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"We can practice acceptance that there are things we can't control while looking to take ownership of the things we can. This makes us feel more empowered, and not waste energy trying to control things that are outside of our ability to do so, and also helps us to stop ruminating on past challenges and future worries. We can also practice being mindful in the moment, as we can always control more variables right now."

Reflecting on past experiences can also help us learn what our triggers are. It can also help us understand how we handle uncertainty and what personal strengths and skills we used to get through it. As Lee put it, we're far tougher than we believe. "We are often more resilient than we think we are, and we can learn a lot from how we navigated difficult times and situations when we look back with a desire to learn and grow," he said.

Meanwhile, healthy habits also provide us with a solid foundation to tackle the uncertainty that life will throw at us. "We should also look to our routines, things that relax us and things we enjoy. We should make an effort to eat well, sleep optimally, and move our bodies, as they all help us with our emotional balance, optimism, and cognitive ability to navigate uncertainty, giving us the clarity, elevated mood, and energy to get through and be less affected," the psychologist told Bored Panda.

#4

This Butternut Squash Was Almost All Squash

This Butternut Squash Was Almost All Squash

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 months ago

Smooooooth

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#5

Giant Lemon Off Our Tree

Giant Lemon Off Our Tree

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Jane S.
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2 months ago

I really want to see what this looked like cut open.

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#6

Was Portioning Out Some Sour Patches When The Ultimate Sour Patch Boss Fell Out

Was Portioning Out Some Sour Patches When The Ultimate Sour Patch Boss Fell Out

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Otter
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2 months ago

Hey, it's a Sour Patch THING! You know, from the Fantastic Four? Blue pants and everything...

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"One other thing to consider is planning for a dynamic world that is ever-changing. You can create your own method for handling uncertain situations by using many of the skills above, understanding the habits and routines that keep you grounded, and knowing who can support you if you are struggling. By finding strategies that work for you and practicing acceptance and mindfulness, we can start building our toolkit for when the going gets tough and you are unsure what's coming next."

Bored Panda was interested to learn whether it's problematic for someone to have a mindset that they 'always' have good or bad luck in their lives. According to psychologist Lee, having a fixed mindset like that can present a whole range of challenges.

"As human beings, we have an evolved ability to focus on decisions we have made, including those about ourselves. If we believe we always have good luck, we can start to only focus on the times when things go our way. This can cause us to take unnecessary risks and make poor decisions because we feel we will be lucky while ignoring our mistakes and not being able to learn from them."

#7

My Friend's Chicken Laid A Huge Egg With A Regular Size Egg Inside It

My Friend's Chicken Laid A Huge Egg With A Regular Size Egg Inside It

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Jane S.
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2 months ago

That poor chook, imagine being a chicken trying to squeeze that egg out.

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#8

Grapes My Dad Grows That Look Like Plums

Grapes My Dad Grows That Look Like Plums

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LesAnimaux
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2 months ago

Glums

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#9

This Banana Is The Size Of My Entire Forearm

This Banana Is The Size Of My Entire Forearm

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hyperunknown
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2 months ago

Banana for scale!

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However, believing that bad luck keeps following us around is also problematic and limiting. "On the other side, if we believe we always have bad luck, we can miss all the great things that are happening, worry about the future, and miss opportunities to grow and develop. We will also likely be cynical and negative about ourselves and feel hopeless because luck isn't on our side." What we need to do is embrace a balanced, growth mindset.

"Embracing a growth mindset around luck is great because we start to look at optimism as a skill we can build, we find a balance between when to take risks and when to be more conservative, and we get the benefits of learning from the past, being realistic about the future and taking ownership of the present."

#10

My 5-Year-Old Found A Pack Of Fruit Roll-Ups With 2 Rolls In 1 Wrapper

My 5-Year-Old Found A Pack Of Fruit Roll-Ups With 2 Rolls In 1 Wrapper

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hyperunknown
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2 months ago

They see you rollin'...

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#11

I Cracked An Egg Today And There Were Three Yolks Inside

I Cracked An Egg Today And There Were Three Yolks Inside

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Chancey
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2 months ago

Triplets

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#12

This Pizza With Way More Toppings Than Shown On The Box

This Pizza With Way More Toppings Than Shown On The Box

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Oh brilliant!!! Pizza in boxes always have so little toppings

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Lee revealed that food and our moods are far more closely linked than many of us realize. "Almost 90% of our serotonin, the feel-good hormone, is produced in our gut, and our gut feeling isn't just a saying; it has a whole nervous system down there! A healthy diet gives us the energy and cognitive clarity to go out there and do our best, free from blood sugar spikes, bloating and the lethargy that comes from eating poorly. We also find it easier to move and sleep, which both have a significant impact on how we are feeling. Our food is fuel, and our brains use more of that energy than any other part of our body, so what we eat impacts how we feeling on a variety of levels," he explained to Bored Panda.

#13

This Kinder Egg Has Two Layers

This Kinder Egg Has Two Layers

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

‘Tis indeed a blessed day!

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#14

Full Meal Kiwi

Full Meal Kiwi

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Mutant kiwi

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#15

I Got A Bonus Roll

I Got A Bonus Roll

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Robert T
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2 months ago (edited)

A bakers two-dozen :D

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The psychologist put it bluntly that we generally should avoid it. However, not all junk food is created equally. Some products are far worse than others. "I wouldn't permit a safe level of junk food, but what I would say is that having it occasionally is not a bad thing. While I don't think seeing it as a treat is positive, as using junk food in a rewarding way can be dangerous, finding a junk food type that we enjoy but don't feel awful after eating is a good way to approach it," psychologist Lee said. "With myself and my clients, I suggest that using an 80/20 healthy/favorites rule works really well as a balanced diet, and that finding the healthy food that energizes you can be an enjoyable game to undertake!"

#16

A Twin Banana

A Twin Banana

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Inga Paškevičiūtė
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2 months ago

Twinanas

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#17

My Wife Hit The Animal Cracker Jackpot

My Wife Hit The Animal Cracker Jackpot

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Devil's Advocate
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2 months ago

I always imagined they cut them closer to each other than that, looks like as much is going back to recycling as has been made into crackers

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#18

This Mushroom I Found 5 Years Ago

This Mushroom I Found 5 Years Ago

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Buzz Anderson
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2 months ago

Some little Elf is now homeless.

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Meanwhile, my talented colleague Liucija previously spoke with the CEO and founder of Ugly Produce is Beautiful, Sarah Philips. They talked about the ugly produce movement and how it helps minimize food waste.

“Every year, some 2.9 trillion pounds of food never gets consumed and it’s enough to feed nearly 800 million people worldwide,” Sarah told Bored Panda.

#19

Got The Rare Dark Chocolate With Granola Bar Flavor

Got The Rare Dark Chocolate With Granola Bar Flavor

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Covid Pan Demic
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2 months ago

Wow

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#20

Found A Giant Blueberry In My Parfait

Found A Giant Blueberry In My Parfait

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Is it Violet from Charlie's Chocolate Factory?

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#21

This Baby Tangerine Was Hiding In A Bigger Tangerine

This Baby Tangerine Was Hiding In A Bigger Tangerine

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Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

The C-Section was a success.

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Sarah from the Ugly Produce is Beautiful project suggested that we ask our local grocers to “bring in uglier produce to sell at a discount and support local farmers.” She noted that farmers don’t waste food and use as much of it as they possibly can.

“Farmers by nature aren't wasters and they feed ugly produce to livestock, cook with it, and give it away, or sell it at farmers' markets.”

#22

My Ice Cream Was Completely Overfilled

My Ice Cream Was Completely Overfilled

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Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

A blessing from the gods!

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#23

Behold, The King Of Cereal Flakes

Behold, The King Of Cereal Flakes

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Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

This is like the Gold Nugget of cereal!

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#24

Found This Bunch Of Bananas In My Box Of Runts

Found This Bunch Of Bananas In My Box Of Runts

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Jane S.
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2 months ago

I hope you kept this, it's too perfect to eat.

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Luck is a very peculiar thing. Some folks seem to have it all, finding (literal or metaphorical) four-leaf clovers around every corner. Meanwhile, others seem to be bad luck ‘magnets.’ The odds of getting struck by lightning each year are roughly 1 in 1,222,000. However, these odds rise to 1 in 15,300 if you take into account the possibility of being struck over your entire life. 

#25

I Found The Legendary Garlic Bulb

I Found The Legendary Garlic Bulb

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Hey Ho neighbours
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2 months ago

It's.... an onion!

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#26

My Corn Sprouted A Baby Corn Inside The Husk

My Corn Sprouted A Baby Corn Inside The Husk

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Wazz
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2 months ago

That's how you know it's a boy corn

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#27

I Just Found A Super Long Mini Marshmallow

I Just Found A Super Long Mini Marshmallow

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Otter
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2 months ago

Albino gummy worm?

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Plane crashes are, of course, horrific accidents. However, someone who has a fear of flying might feel just a tad easier knowing that your odds of dying in such a crash are only 1 in 11 million. That’s roughly the chance of dying in a tornado, the odds of which stand at roughly 1 in 13 million. (Though the odds of the latter happening increase if you take risks near tornadoes, live close to the paths tornadoes tend to take, or if you live in a mobile home.)

#28

Weirdest Blackberry I’ve Ever Seen. Crested Black Satin Thornless Blackberry

Weirdest Blackberry I’ve Ever Seen. Crested Black Satin Thornless Blackberry

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Julia Atkinson
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2 months ago

Rebel blackberry refuses to conform to your hidebound stereotypes

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#29

Giant Puffball Mushroom My Sister Found In The Woods

Giant Puffball Mushroom My Sister Found In The Woods

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Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

*slaps roof of mushroom* This bad boy c- *cough* *cough* *wheeze* *cough* *chokes to death on mushroom babies*

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#30

Jackpot

Jackpot

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Jane S.
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2 months ago

I want to eat this picture. Damn.

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Meanwhile, the odds of winning a (regular, non-food) lottery depend on which one you’re playing. For instance, winning a prize, any prize in the Powerball are 1 in 24.9. However, if you’re aiming specifically for the jackpot, the odds then become 1 in 292.2 million. These odds become even slimmer, 1 in 302.6 million, if your goal is to win the Mega Millions jackpot.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the chances of you finding a four-leaf clover are actually pretty good: 1 in 10k. Pity they’re not an extra ice-cream cone, right? Though we'd probably suggest going for a healthier option!

#31

Garlic-Ception

Garlic-Ception

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LesAnimaux
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2 months ago

"All hail Lord Garlic!"

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#32

A Whole Potato In Curly Fry Form

A Whole Potato In Curly Fry Form

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2 months ago

You should have positioned the curly in front of the woman's face in the TV. That reaction would be priceless

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#33

I Found A Whole Oreo On The Surface Of My Ice Cream

I Found A Whole Oreo On The Surface Of My Ice Cream

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LesAnimaux
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2 months ago

Plot twist: that's the only cookie in the whole tub

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#34

The Flesh To Rind Ratio Of This Watermelon

The Flesh To Rind Ratio Of This Watermelon

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 months ago

And hardly any seeds too. BONUS WIN!

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#35

This Comically Huge Strawberry That I Purchased From The Grocery Store Today

This Comically Huge Strawberry That I Purchased From The Grocery Store Today

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Marshall Lawe
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2 months ago

Looks like a purse

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#36

I Got 14 In My Box Of A Dozen Doughnuts

I Got 14 In My Box Of A Dozen Doughnuts

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Adam C
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2 months ago

doesn't know dozen

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#37

This Is The Smallest Pit I've Ever Seen In An Avocado

This Is The Smallest Pit I've Ever Seen In An Avocado

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yeciye
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2 months ago (edited)

It looks like just the top of an avocado, with a regular sized pit being lower. In some avocados the top portion is just a little longer. See avocado emoji: 🥑 . Next time I want to see a vertical cut, showing the whole pit.

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#38

We Ordered A Pound Of Carrots. We Got A Pound Of Carrot

We Ordered A Pound Of Carrots. We Got A Pound Of Carrot

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Cactus McCoy
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2 months ago

#technicallycorrect

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#39

A Big Cheese Stick

A Big Cheese Stick

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GenericPanda09
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2 months ago

Has Melania finally cracked and done a Lorena Bobbitt?

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#40

This Massive Fry

This Massive Fry

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Wazz
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2 months ago

Imagine the size of the potato!

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#41

I Found An Orange Without Pith In The Middle

I Found An Orange Without Pith In The Middle

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Hannah Edwards
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2 months ago

Really pretty!

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#42

I’ve Grown Onions, 600 Grams Each

I’ve Grown Onions, 600 Grams Each

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Kay blue
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2 months ago

I would make a nice pot of French onion soup with them.

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#43

Got This Abnormally Thick Dorito In An Otherwise Normal Packet

Got This Abnormally Thick Dorito In An Otherwise Normal Packet

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Otter
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2 months ago

Was it possible to take a bite without breaking a tooth?

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#44

This Obnoxiously Large Watermelon From My Grandpa's Garden

This Obnoxiously Large Watermelon From My Grandpa's Garden

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Gin
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2 months ago

Looks more like a marrow. Right size, shape, colour and pattern.

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#45

My Fiancé Found A Massive Ball Of Doritos Seasoning In Her Chip Bag. Chip For Reference

My Fiancé Found A Massive Ball Of Doritos Seasoning In Her Chip Bag. Chip For Reference

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Omg!!! Crush it up and re-use it!!!!

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#46

I Hit The Jackpot Of Pringle Flavoring. The Whole Can Is Like This

I Hit The Jackpot Of Pringle Flavoring. The Whole Can Is Like This

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Random Person
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2 months ago

tbh, that might be a little salty...

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#47

My Giant Mini Penne

My Giant Mini Penne

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Hugh Willie Mungous
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2 months ago

Eco-friendly straw.

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#48

Got An Extra Wiener In My Package

Got An Extra Wiener In My Package

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Liberty Matteson
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2 months ago

That's what she said.

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#49

This Papaya That Ended Up Having One Seed Inside

This Papaya That Ended Up Having One Seed Inside

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Jihan Kim
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2 months ago

unripe?

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#50

Breakfast Jackpot

Breakfast Jackpot

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Devil's Advocate
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

What if, hear me out, instead of all this plastic, eggs could come in a nice hard protective package all of their own, a "shell" of sorts to keep it all inside and save waste...

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